He owns a .582 winning percentage, a Coach of the Year award and has captained his team to the NBA Finals.

Yet Scott Brooks will be the first to tell you he needs to improve.

“My job is to get better,” the Oklahoma City Thunder coach said shortly after signing a four-year contract extension last month. “I’m not going to stand up here and say that I’m great. I feel like I have a lot of room to improve.”

At this point, the continued improvement of the defending Western Conference champions is largely dependent on Brooks’ progression.

– Reported by Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman